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Firefighters Extinguish Vegetation Fire Before it Could Spread

VICTORVILLE, CALIF.( San Bernardino County Fire quickly got a handle on a two- acre brush fire burning in the Mojave Riverbed.

At about 10:21 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th dispatch received a report of smoke showing in the area of the I-15 Freeway and Stoddard Wells Road.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located a 20×20 spot burning in the river bottom with a slow rate of spread. The fire was quickly elevated to a first alarm vegetation response.

“With that, it brought multiple units specific for this type of work,” stated Fire Captain Jeremy Kern. “It brought four wheel drive type 3 brush engines, water tenders, hand-crews, and brush patrols.”

The crews established a wet line around the fire and were able to contain it at two acres.

According to Fire Cpt. Jeremy Kern, a civilian was attempting to put out the fire prior to firefighters arrival. That person was transported locally by AMR for smoke inhalation.

San Bernardino County Sheriff and County Fire Inmate crews will remain at the scene for mop-up.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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